Published on: August 30, 2022

National award

National award

Why in news?

Two teachers from Karnataka have got the National Teachers Award-2022 from the Union Ministry of Education.


  • Ponsankari, Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV), Tumakuru, and Umesh T.P., GLPS, Amruthapura, Chitradurga district, are the two teachers.
  • Ponsankari is originally from Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. She got her first appointment at KV, IFFCO, Gandhidham, in 1995. Then she worked in KV, IISc. campus in Bengaluru till 2019, and was transferred to Tumakuru KV.
  • Umesh, born in Todaranalu village, Holalkere taluk, Chitradurga district, was chosen for overall development of his school.

National Award to Teachers

  • The purpose of National Award to Teachers is to celebrate the unique contribution of some of the finest teachers in the country and to honor those teachers who through their commitment and industry have not only improved the quality of school education but also enriched the lives of their students.